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Add a Little Dramatic Play to Learning
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Short Fables

Play Scripts in Two Versions
present tense for ESL and advanced vocabulary


THE ANT AND THE DOVE

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Series A
Versions
ESL

WANDA'S

The Ant and the Grasshopper

The Crow and
the Pitcher

The Fox and
the Crow

The Fox and
the Grapes

The Hare and
the Tortoise


Series B
Versions
ESL

WANDA'S

The Farmer
and the Stork

The Ant and
the Dove

The Frogs Who
Want a King

The Milkmaid
and the Pail


The Oak and
the Reeds

Series C
Versions
ESL

WANDA'S

The Lark and Her Young Ones

The Frog and
the Ox

The Bundle of
Sticks

The North Wind
and the Sun

The Bat, the Birds and the Beasts


 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Hear the Story as you read -Coming Soon

NARRATOR
A thirsty ant goes to the river to drink some fresh water.

ANT
I am so thirsty! There's the river. I must go down there to drink.

NARRATOR
Half way down, the ant slips and falls into the swift running river.

ANT
Help! Help!

NARRATOR
A dove sees the ant in danger.

DOVE
Oh no! The ant is in trouble!

NARRATOR
She drops some leaves into the river near the ant.

DOVE
Climb onto a leaf!

NARRATOR
The ant climbs onto a leaf and floats to the shore.
A hunter enters.

HUNTER
Aha! A dove I can trap!

NARRATOR
The ant sees the hunter hiding behind a tree
with a trap in his hand.

ANT
The dove is in danger!

NARRATOR
The ant walks over to the hunter and pricks his heel.

HUNTER
Ow! Ow! My foot!

NARRATOR
The dove hears the cries and flies away.

DOVE
Many thanks, my little friend!

ANT
You are very welcome!

NARRATOR
The moral of the story: One good deed deserves another.


THE ANT AND THE DOVE
by WandaWAnda

NARRATOR
One warm sunny day, a thirsty ant went to the river to quench his thirst
with some cool sweet water.

ANT
I am so parched! Oh good, there's the river.
I'll just run down and get a few sips of water.

NARRATOR
Half way down the bank, Ant slipped and with legs flailing tumbled into
the swift running river.

ANT
Help! Help! I'm being carried away. The flow of the river is too strong for me!

NARRATOR
Dove alertly spied tiny Ant desperately trying to stay afloat.

DOVE
Oh no! Poor little Ant is in trouble! He can never hold his own
against the strong current.

NARRATOR
Thinking quickly, she threw some leaves into the river near the Ant.

DOVE
Hurry little Ant, climb onto a leaf!

NARRATOR
Ant gratefully hauled himself up onto a leaf and floated safely to the shore.
A hunter enters.

HUNTER
(Nastily)
Perfect! A lovely, plump dove. She doesn't sense that I'm here,
so I should be able to easily trap her!

NARRATOR
Ant, recovering on the bank after his ordeal, saw Hunter hiding behind a tree, preparing to snare gentle Dove.

ANT
Oh no, my friend Dove is in danger! I must save her.

NARRATOR
Crafty little Ant shook off the water and scrambled over to the Hunter.
With all his might, he pricked the man's heel.

HUNTER
(Jumping up and down in pain)
Ow! Ow! My foot!

NARRATOR
Dove was startled by Hunter's wailing and fled to the safety of a high branch.

DOVE
That was a close one. Many thanks, my quick thinking little friend!

ANT
You are most welcome! It was the least I could do.

NARRATOR
The moral of the story: One good turn deserves another.